Inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Video Game Tropes vs Women, I wanted to pitch a Zelda game where Zelda herself was the hero, rescuing a Prince Link.
Clockwork Empire is set 2,000 years after Twilight Princess, and is not a reboot, but simply another iteration in the Zelda franchise. It just so happens that in this case, Zelda is the protagonist. I’m a very big Zelda fan, and worked hard to draw from key elements in the continuity and mythos.
This concept work is meant to show that Zelda as a game protagonist can be both compelling and true to the franchise, while bringing new and dynamic game elements that go farther than being a simple gender swap.
No doubt this song is an ironic construction, but it’s still a ridiculously well-crafted pop gem. IT SHOULD’VE BEEN #1 ON THE CHARTS, BABY. Great, half-assedly beautiful video. No joke, Ultimate Donny’s voice is way better than it should be, and Gil Mantera is a better dancer than I could ever dream of being. This song makes me very happy.